Nginx + Passenger + MySQL + Ruby 1.9.2 + Git
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Rails stack, zero to hero in under five minutes

How to get your sprinkle on:

  • Get a brand spanking new slice / host (Debian or Ubuntu please, other apt-based sytems might work too)
  • Install sudo if you are on Debian
  • Create yourself a user (use adduser), add yourself to the /etc/sudoers file
  • Set your host url|ip address and some fields with database in assets/settings.yml (settings.yml.example provided)

From your local system (from the passenger-stack directory), run:

sprinkle -c -s config/install.rb

After you've waited for everything to run, you should have a provisioned slice. Go forth and install your custom configurations, add vhosts and other VPS paraphernalia.

Wait, what does all this install?

  • Ruby 1.9.2-p290 (Source) [includes rubygems]
  • Nginx (APT)
  • Passenger (Rubygem)
  • MySQL (APT)
  • Git (APT)


  • Ruby
  • Capistrano
  • Sprinkle (
  • An Ubuntu or Debian based VPS


Don't run this on a system that has already been deemed "in production", its not malicious, but there is a fair chance that you'll ass something up monumentally. You have been warned.